American Heartlands & Dusty Reins Stories
Crazy Horse Monument

Cowgirl & Horse

Neches is an unincorporated community in east central Anderson County, in the U.S. state of Texas. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had a population of 175 in 2000. It is located within the Palestine, Texas micropolitan area. I was not there to visit the community itself but to a wonderful annual event held on the Diamond B Ranch just a few miles from the Post Office here. Send me your suggestions about other places and events to explore in the area.

Annual Events

The 1836 Chuckwagon Races

This is one of my favorite scenes from one of the many events at The 1836 featuring Moon Swanson who operates the Diamond B Ranch and is the host of the annual celebration of Texas Independence. Click the link above for more details and videos.


Neches, Texas - Google Maps

Neches, Texas - Handbook of Texas

Dusty Reins Schedule

You may see several events on the same day. I can only pick one to go next depending on where I was located during the prior event I attended. Fuel is expensive these days!